Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €688,000 for projects throughout County Roscommon from Creagh, Ballinasloe to Keadue in North Roscommon which with Council and community funding bringing the investment close to €1m.
This funding from Minister Michael Ring is a welcome boost to local community groups, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council who are bringing new life back into many local towns & villages.
“I have been directly involved with some of these projects and I know that this investment will have a significant impact in improving facilities, as well as attracting tourists and investment into our area” said Denis Naughten.
In Creagh a total investment in excess of €125k will complete a footpath & lighting to Dolans Centra and to the Ardcarn Roundabout on the Shannonbridge road which will create a complete safe walking loop from Creagh Church for 3.5km.
In Athleague an investment of over €125,000 will provide hot decking facilities on the N63 road which will encourage people to stop off in the village and also support those in the local area who can work remotely or set up an online business. The community in Athleague are leveraging off the high speed fibre broadband investment that I secured as Minister from eir, to give an economic boost to the local community.
In Rooskey the investment totalling some €125,000 will develop a tourism amenity in conjunction with Waterways Ireland revamping the old canal walk and ultimately the plan would be to link this up to the Mount Dillon National Wetland Park providing an important boost for the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands tourism brand.
In the village of Tulsk the investment of over €125,000 will be used to upgrade the parking in the village and to design a street scape that will enhance the village in advance of the new N5 is opening. This will help to improve the accessibility of the Rathcroghan Visitors Centre and the archeological sites surrounding Tulsk.
In Castlerea the investment of over €110,000 will see the walks in the Demense upgraded which will building on the the planned international promotion by Failte Ireland of the Beara-Breifne Way, Irelands longest national walking trail which goes through Castlerea
In Gortaganny the investment of over €160,000 will be used to exploit the full potential of Cloncan Bog Walk, which is part of the local community development plan to promote tourism in the area and to build of the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands tourism brand.
In conjunction with Keadue Tidy Towns and Roscommon County Council over €125,000 will be spent in the village used to prepare the village for its entry into the 2020 Entente Florale competition.
“All of these projects will have a lasting impact in their local area and it will help to support existing and new business in our towns & villages” concluded Denis Naughten